Success in escape rooms isn’t measured by how close you were to escaping one time, but whether or not you were able to successfully escape or not.
Unfortunately, because these rooms are designed to keep you in (and not out), getting out isn’t exactly easy. However, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible either, because it obviously isn’t. Here’s a few essential traits your team needs to succeed.
You don’t only need people with different skill sets to successfully escape, but you need people who think differently from each other.
You don’t need someone who tells you what you’re already thinking; you need people who can tell you things that you probably wouldn’t have thought of on your own.
The clues often lie in the smallest things, and to solve the puzzles, you’ll need someone that has a keen eye for detail.
Escaping is a collaborative effort. No team will make it out if every individual is only looking out for him or her self.
If you have someone that can help facilitate the flow of thinking within the team and help everyone collaborate, it will be a huge boost for your chances of escaping.
Communication is vital in life, much more so in escape rooms, which are designed to make individuals talk to each other. Otherwise, they risk not being able to solve the puzzles and successfully escape the room in time.
Working to each other’s strengths is good and all, but you need to make sure that everyone on the team knows when, what, and how to communicate.
When you’re working against the clock, the ability to work well (or even better) and think clearly when under pressure comes in handy. A LOT.
Even when everyone is already panicking, having someone on the team that’s still able to think clearly will increase the likelihood of you and your team making a successful escape.
This is perhaps the most important trait of all, because, without trust, it’ll be pretty hard to work together towards a common goal.
Trusting someone else to figure out a puzzle while you do something else isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. Micro managing, second guessing, and constantly questioning your teammates will only create an atmosphere where everyone keeps pointing figures at each other.
Ultimately, though, it’s important to find people who are compatible with each other.
Yes, escaping a room is tough and it can be extremely stressful. However, you shouldn’t forget to have fun as well. Having a good time is and should always be your main goal when it comes to the escape room.
Finally, every team is different, and not all teams who successfully escape an escape room Singapore have these traits. It’s just that if your team has all of these traits, then success is more likely.